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PostSubject: How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms?   How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 26, 2014 10:30 pm

Does anyone have any tips of tightening up the joints on the blue pant model? I have a few whose legs and arms swivel willy nilly and there seems no way of tightening them up as they are out together differently to the old strung AM

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PostSubject: Re: How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms?   How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2014 9:34 am

Plumbers tape works really well. As you wind it around the arm and legs joints it disappears inside the joints. Works a treat, I have done it many times. Another method is to use cotton, following the same routine. Hope this helps buddy  cheers 

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I use Dental Floss on the arms, makes him minty fresh. I also use a flat elastic on the hip ball joints wrapping it so it disappears up into his pants.

There's a comprehensive how to on AMHQ http://actionmanhq.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3365&highlight=repair

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great link cappy !  cheers 

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Top Link, Can't thank you enough for this.

Am i correct in thinking that a re-strig will help with the hip joints?
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I am not anywhere even remotely as experienced as Cappy when it come to Action Man stuff, but in my (limited) experience a re-string will sort out the early figure but not a blue pants body.

That is where the ptfe tape Dall referred to and the wide elastic Cappy mentioned come into play.

I think a blue pants hips are held on with a nylon / plastic piece rather than elastic like the early ones are.
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PostSubject: Re: How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms?   How to tighten up blue pants joints on legs and arms? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2014 5:51 pm

PH5121 wrote:
I am not anywhere even remotely as experienced as Cappy when it come to Action Man stuff, but in my (limited) experience a re-string will sort out the early figure but not a blue pants body.

That is where the ptfe tape Dall referred to and the wide elastic Cappy mentioned come into play.

I think a blue pants hips are held on with a nylon / plastic piece rather than elastic like the early ones are.
You're quite correct there. BP's aren't strung so the only way to tighten them is by tape and elastic.

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